SIX NATIONS RUGBY

Posted on Monday, 5th February 2018 at 08:48

Rugby fans heading to BT Murrayfield Stadium for Scotland’s Six Nations home fixtures are being urged to take the tram to tackle the traffic.

On Sunday, February 11, Scotland take on France, and to make sure supporters miss none of the action, Edinburgh Trams is planning extra services before the 3.00pm kick-off and after the final whistle.

Dean Anderson, Customer Experience Manager at Edinburgh Trams, explained:

“As you’d expect, the match is a sell-out and we’re putting special plans in place to help fans flocking to the stadium.

“To meet the extra demand we’ll be running trams every three minutes, and have additional staff on hand across the system to assist customers.”

Similar arrangements will be in place on Saturday, February 24, when home fans will be hoping Scotland can prise back the Calcutta Cup from England.

With frequent and direct services to the stadium from locations such as Edinburgh Airport, the city centre and Ingliston Park & Ride, the tram offers supporters the best way to avoid congestion around the ground, and expensive parking, which will also be in short supply.

For fans travelling from further afield, Edinburgh Trams also offers interchanges with trains at the Edinburgh Gateway stop in addition to Edinburgh Park Station, Haymarket and St Andrew Square (for Waverley).

Dean added:

“The tram also offers great value, with our most popular day return tickets costing just £3.20 and airport open returns priced at £8.50. All fans are reminded that they will need to buy their ticket from a tram stop ticket machine, or by using the Transport for Edinburgh App before boarding.

“We’d also urge all customers to allow a little extra time for their journeys on match days as we expect the system to be exceptionally busy.”

Travelling with Edinburgh Trams

Tickets must be purchased prior to boarding trams using the ticket vending machines at stops or on the Transport for Edinburgh App. Edinburgh Trams recommends purchasing return tickets to make your journey simpler. Return tickets are available within the City Fare Zone and the Airport Fare Zone. Customers are requested to have their tickets ready for inspection for the gateline, which will be in place at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop.

Ticket prices (City Fare Zone):

SINGLEticket   £1.60 (adult) or £0.80 (child)
RETURNticket £3.20 (adult) or £1.60 (child)

Ticket prices (Airport Fare Zone):

SINGLEticket   £5.50 (adult) or £3.00 (child)
RETURNticket £8.50 (adult) or £4.50 (child)

Please note: Customers who do not purchase a ticket in advance are subject to payment of the £10 On-board fare.

Additional Travel Information

With up to 67,000 fans attending each match, our services are expected to be very busy with queuing likely at Murrayfield Stadium tram stop after the match. Our trams carry up to 250 people and we’ll be running them from every 3 minutes in both directions to get customers on their way as quickly as possible. For those who would prefer not to queue, the West End is approximately a 15 minute walk from the stadium. Alternatively, bus services operate from Westfield Road and Roseburn Terrace. Visit www.lothianbuses.co.uk for more information.

Security Information

Scottish Rugby Union are asking fans to bring little or no personal belongings with them. Bags no more than A5 size will be permitted. Fans should be prepared for bag searches at the stadium turnstiles.